A choir of 50 to see Lifeboat Week with a mix of maritime tunes
LIFEBOAT WEEK at Lyme Regis will end with “an exciting day of musical activity” to help raise funds for the RNLI.
The event will take place at St Michael’s Parish Church and will feature a combined choir of around 50 singers.
Led by Lyme Bay Chorale, the group will include young choristers from Salisbury Cathedral as well as a range of experienced singers. They will be guided by the choir director, Richard Tanner, former chorister of Saint Paul’s Cathedral.
The free concert starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 – the last day of Lifeboat Week – and is expected to last around an hour.
Among the mix of feel-good songs will be maritime-themed tunes, music by local composer Andrew Millington, as well as more classical elements from Mozart and Parry.
A pub owner who has gone out of his way to help Ukraine since the Russian invasion will open this year’s Lifeboat Week.
Tom Littledyke, who runs Shave Cross Cellar bar and Antonio’s Italian Tavern in Lyme Regis, will kick things off at a ceremony at 1.30pm on Saturday July 23 outside Lyme Regis Lifeboat Station.
He said: ‘I am a huge admirer of the work done by RNLI volunteers and the incredible sums given since the 1970s during the very successful Lifesaving Weeks held at Lyme Regis,’ said Tom. “I can’t wait to get involved this year.”